Thanks for checking out my project. The GO! Hammock is an amazingly comfortable, lightweight and portable hammock that's built to last and is easy to set up!
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
The GO! Hammock with an Integrated Bug Net is now available. Details are at the bottom of this page.
Over the years, I've purchased many hammocks but I couldn't find one that was comfortable, so I set out to design the most comfortable hammock possible. After extensive research and building many prototypes, I came up with the GO! Hammock. I call it the GO! Hammock because it's designed to go anywhere with you and it can be set up in a snap. It's great for camping, hiking, picnics or just lounging in the backyard. If you back this project, you'll be among the first to experience the amazing comfort of this hammock and for a great price!
What makes the GO! Hammock so comfortable?
The GO! Hammock eliminates uncomfortable pressure points by distributing the user's body weight more evenly than traditional hammocks. Its generous size allows freedom to move around and makes it easy find lots of comfortable positions, even for side sleepers!
In order to reduce the curved body position that's associated with hammocks, experts recommend lying at a diagonal angle. To enable users to lie even flatter, we made the GO! Hammock extra long and wide. With a length of 11 feet, it's much longer than most hammocks, this extra length helps flatten out the body position dramatically! At 70" wide, one can lie at an even greater angle in the hammock, flattening the body position even more!
Optional Tree Straps and Cinch Buckles and Upgraded 1/8" Amsteel Spliced Rope Loops
Video: How to set up the GO! Hammock with tree straps & cinch buckles.
Our top of the line tree straps with cinch buckles and upgraded 1/8" Amsteel Spliced Rope Loops make set up a breeze and they're easy to adjust. Simply tilt the buckle, pull the strap and your good to go. These heavy duty polyester straps won't stretch like nylon straps that are commonly used with hammocks. We sourced the highest grade materials and parts we could find to ensure maximum durability, reliability and ease of use. These 1" wide tree straps are also recommended to protect the cambium layer of trees while using your hammock. Each strap is 15' long, so it's easy to find a great place to set up your hammock. These tree straps work great in conjunction with the carabiners that ship with every GO! Hammock.
To take the guess work out of setting up your hammock, I recommend using our optional ridgeline. In order for a hammock to be as comfortable as possible, it must be set up with a certain amount of sag. Our ridgeline sets the sag of the hammock for maximum comfort every time. The ridgeline is made from extremely strong Amsteel rope! It makes a great place to hang items while enjoying your hammock and it can be used to support a rainfly or tarp when hammock camping!
The GO! Hammock is the first hammock in the world with our new Fabric Tensioners! Large hammocks can sometimes have annoying loose fabric on the sides. To eliminate this problem, I designed removable fabric tensioners that pull the loose fabric out of the way. The tensioners make folds in the fabric, giving the hammock its unique shape.
Carabiners and Rope Loops
Every GO Hammock ships with two carabiners and rope loops to use with the suspension system of your choice. The included carabiners can also be used in conjunction with our tree straps! Simply clip the carabiner through the sewn loop on the strap, wrap the strap around a post or tree and clip the carabiner onto the tree strap.
Go! Hammock: 17 oz. Size: 132" Length X 70" Width. Material: 70D Breathable Parachute Nylon. Weight limit: 400 pounds.
Ridgeline: Weight 1/2 oz. Length: 110"
Rope Loops and Carabiners (pair): Weight 6 oz.
Tree straps with Cinch Buckles (pair): Weight 10.5 oz. Each strap is 15 feet long to make it easy to find a place to set up your hammock! The tree straps and cinch buckles and the GO! Hammock will all fit into the integrated stuff sack for maximum portability!
The prototypes seen here were made at the same factory that will be manufacturing the GO! Hammock. Everything is in place for us to begin production and we should have our backers orders shipped this summer. But we need your help to meet our minimum order requirements. So please, check out the rewards below and reserve your GO! Hammock today, because you deserve to be comfortable!
Stretch Goal: Integrated Bug Net Option will be unlocked when funding reaches $30,000
Integrated Bug Net Details
The Integrated Bug Net add-on is now unlocked! New backers can select a reward for the Bug Net Version of the GO! Hammock. Existing backers can add $34.99 per hammock to their pledge to upgrade their rewards.
Details: Please read the details before upgrading your GO! Hammock.
The GO! Hammock with the integrated bug net is great for hammock camping and for using the hammock when mosquitoes, flies, gnats, or other insects are a problem. The bug net is designed to be supported by a ridgeline but can also be set up with the three loops that will be on the top of the net. The bug net is sewn onto the hammock and there is a long zipper on one side of the hammock to make it easy to get in and out of the hammock. The two way zipper has two zipper pulls on the inside and two on the outside to make it even easier to enter and exit the hammock. In order to keep the bug net out of the way of the user, the fabric tensioners on the bug net version are replaced with four aluminum stakes and four pieces of shock cord with hooks. These are used to tighten up the loose hammock fabric as well as the bug net. The stakes and shock cord are included with each upgrade! The GO! Hammock with the optional bug net, can be flipped over and used without the net on days that you don't need it! In order to do this, simply move the ridgeline from the inside of net to the outside of the net. It only takes a minute or two to make this change.
The GO! Hammock with the Integrated Bug Net add-on allows the user to lay at the very edge of the hammock without having to worry about their head, feet or arms slipping out. The bug net also prevents sleeping bags and pillows etc. from falling out of the hammock. Because of this, we are making the Integrated Bug Net version 64" wide instead of 70" wide. This amounts to 3 inches on each side and the net more than makes up for the difference.
Risks and challenges
The design of the GO! Hammock is finalized and we have already selected a factory to manufacture it. We have received and strenuously tested samples from the factory and are ready to begin production. My background in manufacturing and e-commerce will help me to quickly resolve any potential challenges that arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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